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Bertrand Russell
The Legend of Question Six
Simon Pampena discusses the famous Question 6 from the 1988 International Mathematical Olympiad
A New Hope for a Perplexing Mathematical Proof
Three years ago, a solitary mathematician released an impenetrable proof of the famous abc conjecture. At a recent conference dedicated to the work, optimism mixed with bafflement.
The Biggest Mystery In Mathematics: Shinichi Mochizuki And The Impenetrable Proof
A Japanese mathematician claims to have solved one of the most important problems in his field. The trouble is, hardly anyone can work out whether he's right. Sometime on the morning of 30 August 201...
Emmy Noether Google Doodle: Why Einstein called her a ‘creative mathematical genius’
IN 1935, writing to the New York Times, Albert Einstein did not tame his praise. “In the judgment of the most competent living mathematicians,” penned the great man, “Fräulein Noether was the most sig...
Grigori Perelman
A reclusive Russian mathematician has been awarded a million dollars for proving a theory which has baffled some of the finest brains for a century. Grigory ...
20th-century mathematicians by nationality
Mathematicians who died in the Holocaust
Bertrand Russell
Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell, OM, FRS (/ˈrʌsəl/; 18 May 1872 – 2 February 1970) was a British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, social critic and polit...
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Prescott Durand Crout
Prescott Durand Crout (July 28, 1907 – September 25, 1984) was an American mathematician. Crout was born in Ohio, but lived and worked in Massachusetts. In 1929 he finished the MIT class. His Ph...
A New Hope for a Perplexing Mathematical Proof
Three years ago, a solitary mathematician released an impenetrable proof of the famous abc conjecture. At a recent conference dedicated to the work, optimism mixed with bafflement.
Emmy Noether Google Doodle: Why Einstein called her a ‘creative mathematical genius’
IN 1935, writing to the New York Times, Albert Einstein did not tame his praise. “In the judgment of the most competent living mathematicians,” penned the great man, “Fräulein Noether was the most sig...
Simon P. Norton
Simon Phillips Norton (born 28 February 1952) is a mathematician in Cambridge, England, who works on finite simple groups. He constructed the Harada–Norton group and in 1979 together with John Conway ...
Ian Stewart (mathematician)
Ian Nicholas Stewart FRS (born 24 September 1945) is an Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at the University of Warwick, England, and a widely known popular-science and science-fiction writer.
Stew...
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Ernst G. Straus
Ernst Gabor Straus (February 25, 1922 – July 12, 1983) was a German-American mathematician who helped found the theories of Euclidean Ramsey theory and of the arithmetic properties of analytic functio...
Ernst G. Straus - Wikipedia
Norman Levinson
Norman Levinson (August 11, 1912 in Lynn, Massachusetts – October 10, 1975 in Boston) was an American mathematician. Some of his major contributions were in the study of Fourier transforms, complex a...
Vladimir Varićak
Vladimir Varićak (sometimes also spelled Vladimir Varičak; March 1, 1865, Otočac – January 17, 1942, Zagreb) was a mathematician and theoretical physicist of Serbian descent.Varićak was born in the vi...
Dick de Jongh
Dick Herman Jacobus de Jongh (born 19 October 1939, Enschede) is a Dutch logician and mathematician and a retired professor at the University of Amsterdam.He received his PhD degree in 1968 from the U...
Martin Charles Golumbic
Martin Charles Golumbic (born September 30, 1948) is a mathematician and computer scientist, best known for his work in algorithmic graph theory and in artificial intelligence. He is the founding edit...
Kwan-ichi Terazawa
Kwanichi Terazawa (寺沢 寛一, Terazawa Kan'ichi, July 15, 1882 – February 5, 1969) was a Japanese mathematician and administrator.Terazawa was born in Yonezawa, graduated from the Imperial Univers...
James R. Norris
James Ritchie Norris is a mathematician working in probability theory and stochastic analysis. He is the Professor of Stochastic Analysis in the Statistical Laboratory, University of Cambridge. He has...
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Robert M. Solovay
Robert Martin Solovay (born December 15, 1938) is an American mathematician specializing in set theory.Solovay earned his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1964 under the direction of Saunders M...
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Dorothy Maud Wrinch
Dorothy Maud Wrinch (12 September 1894 – 11 February 1976; married names Nicholson, Glaser) was a mathematician and biochemical theorist best known for her attempt to deduce protein structure using ma...
Alberto Calderón
Alberto Pedro Calderón (1920 -1998) was one of the leading mathematicians of the 20th century. He was born in Mendoza, Argentina. His name is associated with the University of Buenos Aires, but first ...
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Yum-Tong Siu
Yum-Tong Siu (simplified Chinese: 萧荫堂; traditional Chinese: 蕭蔭堂; pinyin: Xiāo Yìntáng; born May 6, 1943 in Guangzhou, China) is the William Elwood Byerly Professor of Mathematics at Harvar...
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Arthur Rubin
Arthur Leonard Rubin (born 1956) is an American mathematician and aerospace engineer, most notable for being named a Putnam Fellow on four consecutive occasions from 1970 to 1973.
Rubin's mother w...
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Dugald Macpherson
H. Dugald Macpherson is a mathematician and logician. He is Professor of Pure Mathematics at the University of Leeds.He obtained his DPhil from the University of Oxford in 1983 for his thesis entitled...
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Robert C. Prim
Robert Clay Prim (born September 25, 1921 in Sweetwater, Texas) is an American mathematician and computer scientist.In 1941, Prim received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from The University of Tex...
Albrecht Fröhlich
Albrecht Fröhlich FRS (22 May 1916 – 8 November 2001) was a mathematician famous for his major results and conjectures on Galois module theory in the Galois structure of rings of integers.
He was...
Dănuț Marcu
Daniel Goldston
Daniel Alan Goldston (born January 4, 1954 in Oakland, California) is an American mathematician who specializes in number theory. He is currently a professor of mathematics at San Jose State Universit...